Stuart I. Rich

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Stuart I. Rich

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Rich is a Sr. Managing Director of Besen Partners working with the Capital Markets Group and the Hospitality & Retail Group. He is involved in all aspects of The Besen’s growth including expanding the depth, services and skill of the Hospitality & Retail Group, and he will be an integral part of the team/investment committee of soon to launch TBG targeted private equity funds. Mr. Rich brings a wealth of CRE experience and a deep network to Besen Partners.


Prior to joining Besen Partners as a Sr. Managing Director, Mr. Rich founded SIR Advisory Group to provide strategic advisory services to individuals and companies including acquisition, equity/capital partners, financing, joint ventures, site selection and more. While growing his business at SIR Advisory Group Mr. Rich spent substantial time working with creative entrepreneurs and RE developers, lenders, restaurateurs, chefs, mixologists, private members’ clubs, hoteliers, fashion designers and private investors in those areas as a key part of setting the proper business foundation for such businesses and providing long term strategic guidance.


Prior to forming SIR Advisory Group, Mr. Rich was previously engaged in private practice as a lawyer for over 26 years. During his legal career Mr. Rich focused primarily in the areas of CRE transactions & finance representing owners, developers, lenders, and investors in all asset classes and loan types and complexities. Mr. Rich also worked as a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney participating in major Chapter 11 cases and workouts of loans, distressed asset repositioning and note sales. In addition, Mr. Rich focused on transactions, most frequently in the F&B/Hospitality industries, diamond and gem industries, fashion, theater, film and TV, focusing on the needs of creative entrepreneurs.


Mr. Rich is a proven dealmaker with finely honed network allows to provide the value-added expertise to connect clients to advance their business. Mr. Rich has a unique ability to make strategic connections for those he works with and serves as an active participant for creative deal-making.


Originally from Philadelphia, Mr. Rich attended Villanova University and graduated from Temple University (B.B.A. 1988). He moved to New York in 1988 to attend law school and obtained a J.D. (Hofstra University 1991).